AT&T, Google announce fiber expansion

AT&T announced plans to expand its gigabit Internet service to households and businesses in 38 more metro areas. Together with the 18 cities in which AT&T already delivers its Gigapower service, this brings to 58 metro areas where AT&T will offer the all-fiber service. U-verse with GigaPower service can provide Internet speeds up to 1 gigabit per second and is available in a growing number of areas across the country since 2013. These are the 38 metro areas where AT&T will launch the service:

  • Alabama: Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile and Montgomery

  • Arkansas: Fort Smith/Northwest Arkansas and Little Rock

  • California: Bakersfield, Fresno, LA, Oakland, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose

  • Florida: Pensacola and West Palm Beach

  • Georgia: Augusta

  • Indiana: Indianapolis

  • Kansas: Wichita

  • Kentucky: Louisville

  • Louisiana: Baton Rouge, Shreveport-Bossier, Jefferson Parish region and the Northshore

  • Mississippi: Jackson

  • Missouri: St. Louis

  • Michigan: Detroit

  • Nevada: Reno

  • North Carolina: Asheville

  • Ohio: Cleveland and Columbus

  • Oklahoma: Oklahoma City and Tulsa

  • South Carolina: Charleston, Columbia and Greenville

  • Tennessee: Memphis

  • Texas: El Paso and Lubbock

  • Wisconsin: Milwaukee

This latest expansion comes after AT&T launched gigabit service in parts of Dallas, Austin, Houston, San Antonio and New Braunfels, TX; Orlando, FL; as well as  Gary, Hammond, and Crown Point, IN. The company also offering its gigabit service in neighborhoods in Nashville, KY; Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, FL; the Atlanta, GA area; Durham, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Winston-Salem, Carrboro, and Cary, NC; in addition to neighborhoods in San Jose, CA; and some suburbs of Chicago, IL.

AT&T plans to bring GigaPower fiber to 14 million customer locations, including the 12.5 million it committed to as part of the AT&T-DirecTV transaction.

Google also announced that it’s looking at expanding its fiber service to Chicago and Los Angeles, adding to the list of  9 cities where  its service is currently available or being deployed. These most recent additions will be Google Fiber’s largest cities to date.

AT&T Plans to Reach 38 More Metros with Blazing Fast Gigabit Internet Speeds (FierceTelecom, Dec. 8, 2015)


AT&T Completes Acquisition of DIRECTV (AT&T Newsroom, July 24, 2015)


Day After AT&T Announcement, Google Fiber Says It’s Coming to Its Two Biggest Cities Yet (Re/Code, Dec. 8, 2015)